not have a bar of (something)

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not have a bar of (something)

To refuse to acknowledge, allow, accept, or participate in something. Primarily heard in Australia, Canada. I won't have a bar of this scheme—I have a public image to upkeep! I tried to convince them to sell their stocks before the market crashed, but they weren't having a bar of it.
See also: bar, have, not, of

not have a ˈbar of something

(AustralE, New Zealand) have nothing to do with something: That’s a ridiculous proposal and we won’t have a bar of it.He tried to persuade her to come but she wouldn’t have a bar of it.
See also: bar, have, not, of, something
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